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Old 01-26-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sassberto View Post
No kids? schools don't matter.
Small family? small home is fine.

Different strokes indeed. Don't assume what's good for you is good for someone else. We have a lot of sit-down dinners with friends and our large extended family. Thankfully, the great weather here allows us to do sit outside more often than not. But christmas-time with 15+ for dinner in a 1000/sf 1 bath bungalow is a bit of a challenge.
How I wish I were there!

Old 01-26-2010, 01:34 PM
Location: SW MO
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Default Clarks!

I was in the military during the Vietnam War. There is one sentence fragment which sums up a particular sharp experience; horror at the hands of others. I realized that, in the end, god won't save me, my country won't save me, no beliefs I brought in would save me, the only thing that would save me was me. And me being stronger than "them".

You've brought up your service during the Vietnam war before. Get over it. The war ended 35 years ago. The strong get over it and don't let it continue to color their attitudes and behavior.

I'm speaking from 22 months of combat experience, out of a total of 12 years as an Infantry and Cavalry officer, going back to 1966 which resulted in some PTSD (I still get some periodic night terrors), a relatively severe depression and a strong will to get on with my life without losing the fundamental me.

Being self-assured doesn't have to mean being arrogant, demeaning, judgmental and unkind. Success doesn't have to be trumpeted and held over the heads of others. A comfortable life for you isn't a yardstick for happiness and contentment for others.

If you were that secure you'd get over yourself and wouldn't have to continuously argue your self-perceived perfection. As William Shakespeare penned, "Methinks thou dost protest too much!"

Old 01-26-2010, 01:40 PM
Location: Central Coast
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Since Curmudgeon got to Missouri he has been doing some chainsaw work, working on his manliness, and working pretty hard at it. I was able to get some video of the good sir at work, enjoy;The Top 10 Worst Attempts At Cutting Down A Tree - Urlesque
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